Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

India is the country of origin for the delicious and well-known dish chicken tikka masala. It's made with marinated chicken pieces that are cooked in a tasty tomato sauce. The dish is ideal for a hearty and filling meal and is frequently served with rice or naan bread. This recipe will teach you how to make chicken tikka masala at home, which is sure to impress your family and guests. This iconic Indian dish is sure to transport your taste buds to a whole new level of flavor.

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Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 50 mins 
Difficulty: Hard 


  • 1 whole chicken 

  • 1 tsp. Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped 
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water 
  • 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 1 red onion
  • 5 tbsp. sunflower oil 
  • 1/4 cup mint 
  • 1 mango 

    Spice Mix 

    • 2 tbsp. coriander seeds 
    • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
    • 4-5 garlic cloves
    • 1- inch cinnamon stick
    • 3-4 cardamoms
    • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


    • 1 cup rice 
    • 1 cup water


    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. sunflower oil




    1. Cook the rice according to packaging directions.

    Spice Mix

    1. Mix coriander seeds, garlic cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cardamoms in a bowl. Add cumin seeds and black pepper. Remove from the heat and let it cool down. Using a grinder, make a fine powder.
    2. Season the chicken with Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger, and garlic paste, and squeeze lime all over it.
    3. Add oil to a hot pan and saute the onions with bay leaves. Add the spice mix. Add green and red chilies. Cook for a minute. Add tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium-high heat.
    4. Add the chicken pieces to the pan. Mix. Add yogurt and water. Cook for 8 minutes. Remove the pieces.
    5. In a bowl, mix coriander and mint. Add on the chicken curry.

    To Serve

    1. Add rice, chicken, and the remaining ingredients on the round dough!




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